Stretch Flow

Fascial Stretch Therapy™
+ Sports Massage

The body has the innate ability to heal itself. Pain in the body is a caution, or warning, signal, but not necessarily the site of the problem. The goal is to listen to what or where the body needs some attention in order to restore balance. Sessions with Brittani involve a combination of utilizing Fascial Stretch Therapy™, sports massage techniques, and/or other massage tools to work actively WITH the client to help rebalance the tension in the body. Sessions will include an intake form conversation, manual and/or visual assessments, treatment, re-assessments, re-education with functional movement patterns, and kinesiology tape/self-care stretches or exercises. Be sure to bring or wear comfortable athletic clothes as the session will not be a traditional, "relaxation" massage. Each session will be individualized for each client and based on where in their own progression they are. Brittani believes in bringing awareness and education through her treatment sessions. If you are ready to work with Brittani to improve your activities of daily life, free up movement in your body, and feel better, then contact us today!

What is fascia?


Fascia is a term describing a broad band of connective tissue. The fasciae in the body envelops and protects everything: muscles, bones, joints, blood vessels, nerves, and internal organs. It is a three-dimensional net that is continuous throughout the body. Fascia has tensile strength of around 2,000lbs per square inch and has the ability to stretch and move without restriction when healthy and hydrated. ​When physical or emotional trauma, scarring, or inflammation happens, the fascia loses its pliability and squeezes its surrounding structures inhibiting movement and circulation. Fascial adhesions can exert excessive pressure leading to pain, malnourishment, and restriction of movement. Fascia is composed of mostly collagen and lubricating ground substance. With trauma, water is pushed out (dehydrating) and rendering it to become hard and gel-like (ex. honey). Fibers shorten, thicken, and stick together. This puts pressure on adjacent structures; and when this happens, more collagen fibers are produced to help disperse the strain, leading to more density of hard fascia (i.e. scar tissue). When structures are glued together, they do not articulate and function correctly leading to compensatory patterns.




How does FST™ relate to flexibility?


We lose 10% of our flexibility for every 10 years that we age unless we actively maintain it. Many factors impact flexibility: Age, dehydration, status of connective tissue, genes, hormones, muscle tension, inflammation, pain, fear, medication, body mass, lack of coordination/strength in active movement, etc.




What are the benefits of FST™?


  • Increases range of motion and flexibility
  • Increases athletic performance
  • Reduces pain and risk of injury
  • Improves posture and body awareness
  • Improves muscle function
  • Increases joint space and circulation
  • Increases muscular balance and symmetry of the body
  • Increases endorphins that act as natural pain suppressants




Who benefits from FST™?


•Weekend Warriors •Professional Athletes •High School Athletes •CrossFit Athletes •Anyone with low back pain •Anyone with tight hips and shoulders





WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"Hi there, I just wanted to give a big shout out to Brittani! I came to see her with pretty bad neck pain and limited range of motion. In my one hour session she methodically worked away my issues with no pain! The next morning about 90% of my pain was gone and my range of motion was almost 100%! I've never been so satisfied with a massage in my life! It was evident from the way that she worked that she is very knowledgeable and that made me feel very confident and trusting in her abilities. I'll definitely be back. Thanks Brittani!"

Bess Knoebel

Military Mother